Daniel Radcliffe Named Entertainer of the Year

The Harry Potter franchise may have ended this summer, but Daniel Radcliffe has proven he will do no such thing! He went on to score the lead role in the upcoming thriller film The Woman in Black and starred in Broadway’s How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and that’s why Entertainment Weekly named him Entertainer of the Year!

If you think about it, this was a long time coming for the young actor. For the past ten years, we’ve watched Radcliffe grow from a shy, little boy to a strong, prominent figure in the industry. He successfully captivated moviegoers all around the world through his compelling, magical journeys as the titular character of Harry Potter. And if all that isn’t enough to convince you Radcliffe is ultimately a Hollywood gem, he also recently made Forbes’ list of most bankable box office stars. So is there really any wonder why he was crowned with the incredibly prestigious title?

In an earlier interview with MTV News, Radcliffe opened up about his many endeavors over the past year, saying, “It’s been a great first year away from ‘Potter.’ It’s been very successful. I’ve done some work I’m really proud of in that time, particularly onstage in ‘How to Succeed.’ Just the process of doing it and doing it and doing it, I’ve got so much better, I think, during the run, as is the way it should be. It’s been a great year, but I think next year is the big one for me. ‘The Woman in Black’ is coming out, and I’ve also got a couple other things I’ll be doing. The next two or three years are going to be pretty important, I think, and if [2011] is not a breakout year, it’s a breakaway year.”

Other actors honored in EW’s annual issue include Adele, the cast of Bridesmaids, Hugh Jackman, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Viola Davis and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.

Congratulations to all the honorees!

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Source: MTV, EW, Forbes